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Old 01-10-2009, 08:13 PM   #21
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Yeah...they are referring to the transition between the banking and the infield.

It is scary fast at full race pace...guessing we hit the transition at 140?

Our last race there, we were geared too short...I was bouncing of the limiter all the way down the hill toward the transition. I understand gearing changes affect speedo accuracy (not that they are accurate to begin with)...but I glanced down as late as I dared one time and saw 174 on a 600RR (which I've been told is the max an RR dash will show).

Either way...it's very fast and I nearly blew T1 by looking at the stupid speedo. That 1/2sec it took to re-focus nearly cost me big.

The good news for you...if you are doing trackdays you can take your time and ride at your pace. There will always be folks to help ya. It takes some time before you can 'attack' T1 properly.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:01 AM   #22
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Can turn better LT's w/ taller gearing. If you are hitting the RL, your gonna slow down. And you DONT want slow down till PAST the tranny at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Especially on an SV. So Tom, you could gear a little taller, keep the throttle on, and drop your times by about a second.
I'll try it, but I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding. It's not like David is describing where the bike is bouncing off the limiter, it's more the shift point. The SV (like some other bikes) have a very short window of "power" or "powerband" if you will, and if you hold a gear too long, the power drops off. This is well before the rev limiter on the bike, so the ignition isn't cutting off/ out, although that has happened before on the front straight.

Now with my GSXR, before I re-geared, it would bounce off the rev limiter with stock gearing.

In short, with the i4 bikes, the engine may briefly hit the rev limiter- briefly, but with the SV, it's geared to optimize the hp range.

As far as the SV goes, I don't think it'll be carrying my fat azz any faster than it does already. The fastest I've gone on our endurance bike was 1:56 at TWS (Texas World Speedway), and I can't see how Romeo, Spradling, Falt, etc take those things around that track flirting with high 40's other than they're about 100 lbs lighter than I am! No matter what the gearing is...
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #23
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ChErgle is about 80#'s lighter than me and I go just as fast as he does, even on the Ninja 250. So you can do it too, Tom. Give it a try, you shouldn't be bangin' the RL there, unless getting a HUGE draft.

Plus the SV will pull to where ever you make it pull, for the most part. There are ways to do that that are almost free.
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Lots of responses to this have been 600cc bikes. The 750 gearing is completely different. I've been advised by a couple of the fastest experts, that have won on 750's, that TWS (Texas World Speedway) is 16/43 or 16/44 depending on wind direction (as if wind matters to my slow ). I'm still in the 1:54-1:56 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on my 06 750
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Lots of responses to this have been 600cc bikes. The 750 gearing is completely different. I've been advised by a couple of the fastest experts, that have won on 750's, that TWS (Texas World Speedway) is 16/43 or 16/44 depending on wind direction (as if wind matters to my slow ). I'm still in the 1:54-1:56 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on my 06 750
Getting the gearing that Ty Howard, Dustin Dominguez, Dane Westby, etc, etc, etc, isn't going to help the 2:00 new rider at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Getting the gearing that Ty Howard, Dustin Dominguez, Dane Westby, etc, etc, etc, isn't going to help the 2:00 new rider at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
Very true. I've used -1/+2 on trackdays and it's still effective.
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